Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship is a 6-week clerkship, in which students work on a number of different services in caring for women’s health.  Students will spend two weeks on Labor and Delivery working with attending and resident physicians, along with mid-wives in managing labor.  Students will also spend two weeks with attending and resident physicians in gynecology surgery, caring for the surgical needs of women.  Finally, students will spend one week on night float, caring for a wide variety of issues affecting women, including spending time in the Emergency Department. Students will also spend one week in specialty clinics.  Finally, students will participate in a didactic curriculum focused on the healthcare needs of women. 

Assessment Methods Grade Composition
Written Clinical Evaluations 50%
Shelf Exam 20%
OSCE 15%
Case Presentation 15%


1. Gather an accurate, thorough and culturally appropriate history from a patient presenting with common obstetric and gynecologic complaints.
2. Perform a focused, pertinent physical examination for common presentations in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
3. Formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis and initial diagnostic and therapeutic plan (considering patient preference and safety) for patients presenting in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
4. Organize and succinctly summarize information from a patient encounter in an oral presentation and progress note.
5. Apply principles of health promotion and disease prevention to the care of patients.
6. Describe normal laboratory values in the care of patients presenting to an Obstetrics and Gynecology setting.
7. Perform basic procedures such as suturing, interpretation of fetal heart monitoring, vaginal births, pelvic and breast examinations.
8. Describe the role of an Obstetrician Gynecologist within the health care system.
9. Reflect on encounters with patients, faculty and colleagues to understand the role of biases and to improve patient care.
10. Use ethical principles in the care of patients.